Remodeling Show | Deck Expo 2017

By Rob Foster

Trade shows are a great way to get the scoop on a bunch of new products – all under one roof. To keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest we combed through all of the booths at this year’s Remodeling Show | Deck Expo, and compiled some of the best of the bunch for…

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Preventing Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

What can be done to prevent ice dams? Preventing Ice Dams falls under two categories: Treating the causes Treating the symptoms Sometimes the solution requires a combination of both. Understanding why the ice dam is forming is critical to preventing it. Ice dams form because snow on the roof melts even though the outside temperatures…

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Deck Designing with Deckorators

By Scott Arnold

Deck Designing with Deckorators Backyard decks are replacing front porches and patios now a days. Deck are becoming the social gathering spot but the big question still remains “Will adding a deck increase your home’s value?” The answer is yes! If you make your deck and backyard more appealing, your house will be more appealing to potential…

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Milwaukee’s NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt

By Robert Robillard

NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt – Review Milwaukee has shown a commitment to designing work gear to perform and last on job sites. Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the…

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Deckorators Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact Deckorators ® , a leading brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. is making a big splash with new warranty coverage for two of its composite decking lines. The warranty for Vault and Frontier decking has been expanded to include water and ground contact — making Deckorators one…

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3 Tips on Designing a Mudroom

By Scott Arnold

Tips for Designing a Mudroom I think of a mudroom as synonymous with shedding of dirty, wet footwear and clothing and located typically off the kitchen. Designing a mudroom can be a relatively inexpensive remodel project that can easily be done by the DIY enthusiast. Design your mudroom to be both functional and attractive. some…

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MASCOT Work Pants

By Robert Robillard

MASCOT Work Pants Review, Houston Model #10179-154-0101 As a carpenter and general contractor, I typically wear knee pads when I’m tiling or working on a floor. On most projects, I don’t wear knee pads. I find knee pads uncomfortable and the straps tend to cut off my circulation. Most of the work I do requires a…

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Wearing Work Pants with Knee Pads

By Robert Robillard

Protecting Your Knees On the Job Site – work Pants With Built-In Knee Pads As a carpenter and contractor I can tell you that you get what you pay for. I can also tell you that sometimes it seems that protecting our bodies at work comes secondary to getting the job done. It took me…

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